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TINA the Musical

Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre
29 Jun 2024 - 23 Aug 2024
2 hr 45 min with interval
Suitable for 14+
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Why Watch TINA the Musical

  • TINA is a musical based on the life story of the icon of Rock, Tina Turner, and her ordeals in the real world, defying all odds.
  • This multi-award winner with 3,00,000 tickets sold during its run across different cities, is coming to Brisbane this June at its Lyric Theatre, QPAC.
  • Ruva Ngwenya, who played Shenzi in The Lion King is all set to turn the audience's attention to her performance as the late Tina Turner.
  • Produced by Paul Dainty AO/TEG DAINTY, best known for co-presenting Disney's Aladin and The Phantom of the Opera is producing this comeback journey that you must not miss!
  • Written by Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, will this musical make it big in its run in Brisbane? Book Tina Turner's musical in Brisbane to find out.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


To go beyond race, age, or gender, to make a name for yourself in a big way is what Tina Turner is known for. This award-winning musical directed by Tony Award nominee Phyllida Lloyd, who delivered women-centric movies like The Iron Lady, and Mamma Mia is bringing this comeback story of the icon in Brisbane. With a five-star review for its world premiere in London's West End in 2018, it is now set to hit Australia with a bang. So, get ready for a musical experience of real-life events.

The Story

Being an artist of color, Tina Turner faced hardships in her journey to becoming a 12 Grammy Award winner like no other. This story talks about her ordeals before becoming one of only three women in the institution’s history to be inducted twice into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in October 2021. Watch how the Rock icon rewrote rules in the industry, backed by 20 iconic hits including “Simply the Best”, “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary”. Coming to Brisbane this June, book your tickets for an unforgettable musical marvel.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for TINA the Musical may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • To avoid missing any of the show, arrive at your seat before curtain up. Latecomers can only be seated at a designated point around 25 minutes after the show starts.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Ruva Ngwenya as Tina Turner, Giovanni Adams as Ike Turner, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy as Tina Turner's alternate, Ibinabo Jack playing Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Deni Gordon as Tina’s Grandmother Gran Georgeanna (GG) and Nadia Komazec as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam
  • Direction: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Music: Nicholas Skilbeck

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Top songs

TINA the Musical's music has become iconic, with showstoppers like Simply The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary”. This award-winner of a musical has received 37 prestigious award nominations including BEST MUSICAL (Tony Awards) and BEST NEW MUSICAL (Olivier Awards).

  • This show is recommended for ages 14 and above.
  • Age suitability recommendations are just suggestions. So, trust your judgment when booking tickets for any show, and enjoy!

Tickets Redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Lyric Theatre, QPAC

The Lyric Theatre opened in 1985 as part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) complex in Brisbane. It's the largest performance space in QPAC, boasting a capacity of approximately 2,000 seats. The spacious layout boasts comfortable continental seating with wheelchair accessibility. Whether you're seated in the stalls or one of the two balcony levels, you'll have a clear view of the stage. Previous productions at Lyric Theatre include Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, and others.

Seating Capacity: 2,000

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Train: South Brisbane Station, opposite QPAC in Grey Street

Bus: Platform 2 and Platform 3 on Melbourne St, opposite Starbucks Coffee

CityCat: South Bank ferry stop, a short walk along the river from QPAC

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, dining, drinks, bathrooms, lifts, parking, restrooms

Accessibility: Accessible seating, wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets

  • If you have any access-related needs, please contact the 24-hour help center within 1 hour of purchase. We're here to assist you and will do our best to accommodate your requests with the venue's box office.
  • Please note, that there will be stage smoke and strobe lighting effects used during this performance.
  • Security: To ensure your comfort and security, you might encounter a few security checks when you arrive at the venue.
  • Dress code: Smart casual or semi-formal attire is the way to go.
  • Outside Food: While outside food isn't usually allowed, many theatres have cafes or restaurants nearby for you to check out before or after the show.

Frequently Asked Questions About TINA The Musical

How much do tickets to TINA The Musical cost in Brisbane?

The cost of tickets starts from AUD$ 79 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for TINA The Musical in Brisbane?

The show opens on 29th June 2024 at The Lyric Theatre, QPAC.

What age is TINA The Musical appropriate for?

The show is most suitable for children aged 14 and above.

Where is TINA The Musical playing in Brisbane?

The show is playing at The Lyric Theatre, QPAC in Brisbane.

What is TINA The Musical about?

This musical is about the Rock icon Tina Turner's remarkable journey, where she endured challenges owing to her race, gender, and age before becoming one of the most celebrated personalities.

How long does TINA The Musical run for?

The running time of the show is 2 hours and 45 minutes including one interval.

Who are the main stars of TINA The Musical in Brisbane?

The main stars of the musical are Ruva Ngwenya as Tina Turner, Giovanni Adams as Ike Turner, Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy as Tina Turner's alternate, Ibinabo Jack playing Tina’s mother Zelma Bullock, Deni Gordon as Tina’s Grandmother Gran Georgeanna (GG) and Nadia Komazec as Ike and Tina’s manager Rhonda Graam.

What are the popular songs from Wicked The Musical? A- Some popular songs in the musical include "Simply The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary".
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